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High-level summary of Payroll data for the 2009 season. The list is sorted by highest payrolls. For each player listed, League Rank is listed in ().
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2009 Payrolls by Team

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#Team NameLeagueDivisionTeam PayrollWLWPctRanklgRankmlbRankLast Yr PayrollTop Salary
1New York YankeesALEast201,449,18910359.636111209,081,577Alex Rodriguez (1)
2New York MetsNLEast149,373,9877092.43241425137,793,376Carlos Beltran (5)
3Chicago CubsNLCentral134,809,0008378.5162816118,345,833Carlos Zambrano (9)
4Boston Red SoxALEast121,745,9999567.586233133,390,035JD Drew (29)
5Detroit TigersALCentral115,085,1458677.5282613137,685,196Magglio Ordonez (7)
6Los Angeles AngelsALWest113,709,0009765.599122119,216,333Torii Hunter (11)
7Philadelphia PhilliesNLEast113,004,0469369.57412598,269,880Ryan Howard (20)
8Houston AstrosNLCentral102,996,4147488.4575122388,930,414Carlos Lee (6)
9Los Angeles DodgersNLWest100,414,5929567.586114118,588,536Manny Ramirez (2)
10Seattle MarinersALWest98,904,1668577.5253714117,666,482Ichiro Suzuki (11)
11Atlanta BravesNLEast96,726,1668676.5313712102,365,683Tim Hudson (17)
12Chicago White SoxALCentral96,068,5007983.4883918121,189,332Mark Buehrle (29)
13San Francisco GiantsNLWest82,616,4508874.54335876,594,500Barry Zito (10)
14Cleveland IndiansALCentral81,579,1666597.4014132778,970,066Travis Hafner (65)
15Toronto Blue JaysALEast80,538,3007587.4634102297,793,900Roy Halladay (28)
16Milwaukee BrewersNLCentral80,182,5028082.494391780,937,499Jeff Suppan (46)
17St. Louis CardinalsNLCentral77,605,1099171.56214799,624,449Albert Pujols (26)
18Colorado RockiesNLWest75,201,0009270.56823668,655,500Todd Helton (15)
19Cincinnati RedsNLCentral73,558,5007884.4814101974,117,695Aaron Harang (29)
20Arizona DiamondbacksNLWest73,516,6667092.4325132466,202,712Eric Byrnes (62)
21Kansas City RoyalsALCentral70,519,3336597.4015122658,245,500Jose Guillen (55)
22Texas RangersALWest68,178,7988775.53724967,712,326Michael Young (39)
23Baltimore OriolesALEast67,101,6666498.3955142867,196,246Brian Roberts (104)
24Minnesota TwinsALCentral65,299,2668776.534151156,932,766Justin Morneau (64)
25Tampa Bay RaysALEast63,313,0348478.519381543,820,597Carl Crawford (103)
26Oakland AthleticsALWest62,310,0007587.4634112147,967,126Matt Holliday (34)
27Washington NationalsNLEast60,328,00059103.3645163054,961,000Cristian Guzman (104)
28Pittsburgh PiratesNLCentral48,693,0006299.3856152948,689,783Jack Wilson (124)
29San Diego PadresNLWest43,734,2007587.4634112073,677,616Jake Peavy (73)
30Florida MarlinsNLEast36,834,0008775.537261021,811,500Hanley Ramirez (161)
30 record(s)
Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season